An Braeken obtained her MSc Degree in Mathematics from the University of Gent in 2002. In 2006, she received her PhD in engineering sciences from the KULeuven at the research group COSIC (Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography). In 2007, she became professor at Erasmushogeschool Brussel in the Industrial Sciences Department. Prior to joining the Erasmushogeschool Brussel, she worked for almost 2 years at a mangement consulting company BCG. Her current interests include cryptography, security protocols for sensor networks, secure and private localization techniques, and FPGA implementations.